Tension has increased once again between Taiwan and China. China is currently shaken by coming together with America and Taiwan. At the same time, Taiwan has claimed that it has tracked 71 Chinese fighter jets and 9 naval ships till 4 pm on Saturday. Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) said it included 45 aircraft that either crossed the center line of the Taiwan Strait or entered Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) from the southwest.
J-10, J-11, and J-16 fighter jets, Xi’an Y-20 transport aircraft, H-6K strategic bombers, and KJ-500 early warning aircraft are among the Chinese aircraft being monitored by the MND on Saturday, according to News Asia Channel. is included. This comes after China announced three days of military drills around Taiwan on Friday. With this, this news came the next day after Taiwan’s President Sai Ing Wen returned to Taipei from Los Angeles. Where he met Kevin McCarthy, Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
Taiwan News reported that the ministry has also released a photo taken from the Cheng Kung-class Chang Chien missile frigate. In which Navy officials are monitoring the activities of China’s Manshan frigate. The army said it has deployed combat air patrol (CAP) aircraft and naval ships to monitor the movements of Chinese military ships and aircraft. Along with this, the army has also deployed land-based air defense missile systems.
Accusing China of creating regional insecurity and instability, the MND said that the armed forces will increase their vigilance and readiness, but refrain from increasing provocation and tension. Taiwan lodged a protest against Chinese military exercises around Taiwan, saying that the country will not bow down to threats.